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Love the direction this trip has gone so far. Volunteering, it's so important in the MPLS creative field—I'm living proof.
Back when I started my career the number one thing I was advised to do was join industry related organizations and attend networking events. I was also instructed to ensure my memberships we clearly
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Another take on Minnehaha Falls. #waterfallWednesday
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Whoa, great work! Creative Cards Project: http://creativecards.cc/ via @digitalabstract
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Evolution of the Ampersand

Yesterday in a hangout, I learned an interesting factoid from +Chris Pirillo: the ampersand ( & ) is a ligature for the Latin word "et", which means "and". It dates back to Old Roman cursive from the 1st century AD.

And did you know that the ampersand used to be the 27th letter of our alphabet? That's actually how it got the name "ampersand", from the way schoolchildren were taught to recite the alphabet:

"Any letter that could also be used as a word in itself ("A," "I," "&" and, at one point, "O") was preceded in the recitation by the Latin phrase "per se" ("by itself") to draw the students' attention to that fact.  Thus the end of this daily ritual would go: "X, Y, Z and per se and."  This last phrase was routinely slurred to "ampersand" by children rightly bored to tears, and the term crept into common English usage by around 1837."
http://www.word-detective.com/052003.html#ampersand

I used to think elemenopee was a letter, so ampersand is not such a surprise. :)

Evolution of the ampersand image by Alatius
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ampersand
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I am a director of ideas.
I prefer visual and tactile mediums to express them.

I design with strong typographic elements while documenting a sense of "nature awesomeness" with my eye behind a shutter.